coating inspector training


coating inspector training



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Coating Inspector

IOGS/CCI Level 3


Classroom (Course & Exam)

5 Days


The course is suitable for level 2 inspectors, or QA/QC inspector of welding, insulation, fireproofing, or coating professionals like a manager, supervisor, or engineer who have been working for the sector and look forward to gaining a level 3 certification in the protective coating or painting work field.


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to evaluate the protective coating at various stages including surface preparation and application, identify the inspection instruments and their use and carry out protective coating inspection and quality control activity independently.



Course and Exam Fee: USD 925/-

The Protective Coating Inspector IOGS/CCI Level 3 course is designed to expand your knowledge and prepare you for the next level in the coating inspection and quality control work field. Among other things, you learn protective coating inspection and quality control as a major covered topic.

This 5-day classroom-based course comes with a written and oral examination. Once you clear the exam, which comes up on the fifth day of the course, you become a certified IOGS/CCI Level 3 Coating Inspector.

The course holds at a set place, date, and time. Enroll now and join other students under the tutelage of a vast and knowledgable IOGS-appointed tutor and invigilator who instills knowledge in a simple, yet understanding manner.




  • Introduction to the protective coating or painting

  • Corrosion and control methods

  • Corrosive environments classification

  • Substrates that require coating

  • Rust and blast cleaning grades

  • Surface contaminants

  • Environmental testing requirements

  • Surface preparation methods and equipment used

  • Metallic and non-metallic abrasives

  • Surface profile or anchor pattern

  • Coating components and mixing

  • Functions of pigment, binder, and solvent

  • Essential coating properties and curing mechanisms

  • Storage requirements

  • Coating terms

  • Various types of coating and their compositions

  • Pipeline ann buried coatings

  • Coating application methods and equipment used

  • Importance of wet and dried film thickness

  • Single and multi-layer coating systems

  • The function of primer, intermediate, and topcoat

  • Coating defects, cause, and their remedies

  • Project coating specification and ITP

  • Applicable standards

  • Drawings and specification review

  • Inspector's duties and responsibilities

  • Coating inspection & quality control/assurance

  • Inspection instruments and their use

  • Visual inspection and common defects encountered

  • Practical assessment

  • Project documentation

  • Reporting, and record-keeping

  • Health and safety considerations


Jul 19 - 23, 2021  |  Venue: Patna 

Sep 01 - 05, 2021  |  Venue: Chennai 

Dec 15 - 19, 2021  |  Venue: Patna



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coating inspector training


Why enroll in the coating inspector level 3 training?

The coating inspector level 3 training is a 5 days classroom-based course, the course is suitable for a level 2 inspector or experienced QA/QC inspectors, engineers, managers, and supervisors who are already working or acquainted with protective coating, or inspection and quality control activity.

Who should enroll the coating inspector level 3 training?

If you want to learn more about protective coating, how to evaluate and inspect it, or you simply want to start working on the protective coating field, you can enroll in this coating inspector level 3 course. The course is also suitable for:

- Insulation Inspectors, Supervisors, Managers or Engineers

- Coating Applicators

- Third-Party or Multi-Discipline Inspectors

Do I need experience to participate?

There is no prerequisite required for the coating inspector level 3 course to participate, however, some knowledge of inspection and quality control is recommended.

What are the course topics?

The coating inspector level 3 training covers several topics, the topics include;

  • Purpose of insulating pipe and vessels
  • Insulation materials and their categories
  • Various types of physical forms
  • Accessories materials
  • Purpose of vapour barrier/stop, and joint sealant
  • Use of primary and secondary vapour barriers
  • Membrane and liquid type vapor barriers
  • Metallic and non-metallic jacketings
  • Jacketing finishes and coatings
  • Single and multi-layer insulation systems
  • Hot, PP, and acoustic insulation systems
  • Anti-sweat, cold and cryogenic insulation systems
  • 5LPP and 5LPE insulation systems
  • Thermal insulation coatings
  • Mesh type insulation system
  • Insulation System Designing (basic)
  • Anti-corrosion coating systems used under insulation
  • Coating inspection and common defects
  • Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (ESCC)
  • CUI overview and prevention strategies
  • Non-destructive inspection techniques for the CUI Detection
  • Inspection plugs or windows
  • Risk-based inspection to avoid the need of insulation
  • Area's of concern to reduce heat loss/gain
  • Use of expansion and contraction Joints and springs
  • Applicable insulation codes, standards and manuals
  • Insulation Inspector duties & responsibilities
  • Project insulation specification and ITP
  • Drawings and specification review
  • Insulation inspection & quality control/assurance
  • Inspection instruments and their use
  • Visual inspection and common defects encountered
  • Thickness measurement using PI tape
  • Hardness, adhesion, and density tests
  • Ratio and cup shot test
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Practical identification
  • Project documentation and reporting requirements

What is the course duration of the coating inspector level 3 course?

The coating inspector level 3 course duration is 5 days (4 days training followed by 5th day closed book exam).

How to enroll in a level 3 coating inspector training course?

Please watch the video here to know how you can enroll in the Level 3 coating inspector training.

Is the course price include the exam also?

Yes, the course fee includes the 5days coating inspector course course and its exam.

What next, I have enrolled a level 3 coating inspector training course and made the fee payment?

If you have enrolled the coating inspector training (i.e. level 3) and paid the relevant course fee, you would receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of the course enrollment, the email will contain your enrollment number and the course study materials and MCQ's that you can use to prepare yourself for the coating inspector training and exam you have enrolled for. The course venue details are sent before 15 days of the course start.

What i would need to carry for the course?

You would need to carry a printout of the email that you received upon enrollment, your identification proof, and your latest passport size photograph (1 piece).

What are the exam duration and question types of coating inspector level 3 course?

The coating inspector level 3 course contains 120 MCQ's to be answered in 90minutes time. You would also have a practical exam that contains 15 MCQ's and runs for 45 minutes.

What percentage of marks required to clear the exam held on the fifth day of the course?

You would need to achieve 70% or higher marks in theory and practical papers.

I have cleared my exam, when would i get my certificate and wallet card?

It takes 2 to 3 weeks to produce the certificate and wallet card after the exam result. You would receive a scanned version of your certificate and card to your email before we dispatch the originals to your work or home address.

What if I am not successful in the exam?

An exam fail notice will be issued and sent to your email. You would have one more chance to re-attempt the exam within 90 days of the first attempt by paying the exam fee of USD 249.

What is the validity of the certificate issued by IOGS?

You would need to renew your certificate every 3 years by meeting the renewal requirements set by the IOGS.

I have taken my exam, what next?

If you have taken the coating inspector exam, you would need to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for the exam result to announce, you can check your result online on using your enrollment number and the name.

What if i have not cleared the exam?

Exam fail notice will be issued and sent to your email. You may re-attemt the exam for by paying the exam fee of $49. Please send an email to for more details on how you can re-take your exam.

What would be the validity of the coating inspector level 3 certificate issued by IOGS?

Any certificate issued by IOGS has its validity for 3 years. You would need to renew your certificate within 90 days of the expiry date mentioned on the certificate you have. You may write to to know more about how you can renew a certificate issued by IOGS.

How I or my employer can verify the certificate authenticity?

You or your employer may verify a certificate issued by IOGS on our website

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